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. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. courtney robinson is live in a satellite center with more details. what is the latest? >> a hurricane watch is in place for n.c. and virginia coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blue through the caribbean at 135 miles an hour, ves off andh roof leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly pressing the outer banks of north carolina. officials are preparing. many beachgoers are evacua
to feel at -- virginia. what are you going to feel? >> waves are going to be nuts going to be that big soap bowl of things going crazy. -- soup bowl of things going crazy. winds 20 to 30 feet, jersey shoreline tomorrow is a rough one. saturday maybe saturday morning stay out by saturday afternoon, the riptides should subside. >> shepard: what about jersey, new york and connecticut as you move up the shore? >> a little bit of the storm surge maybe three to five feet, maybe around eastern areas of long island around parts of the cape you will have that. farther east you go is where you are going to see rain. some areas maybe three, four inches of rain. just hugging coast. it is a really sharp gradient between the areas that are really impacted from the storm and the areas that don't get much of anything. new york city a few 20 mile hour winds, maybe a shower or two. long island 100 miles, three, four inches of rain and winds maybe 60 miles-an-hour. >> shepard: massachusetts, maine, nova? >> yeah, well nova scotia that's a big one it is going to be a weakening storm but a rapidly moving s
looked -- where he worked for financial access. his mother was from remington, virginia. >> his brother, his neighbors in arlington, they all said the same thing. he loved his mother and could not stand to see her suffer. >> he cuts is an old photo of his mother tonight. he is surrounded by memories. >> i lost my mother and my brother. >> his mother had been suffering for the last couple of years. his brother was always there to help. >> he tried to help her. >> he often had his mother with him in his arlington home. neighbors say he was clearly a devoted son. >> he was very close with his mother. >> despite his work driving the elderly for metro access, neighbors say he would make time to take his mother to see a back specialist. he actually attended medical school himself for a while. >> the doctors told attempt? the operation was unsuccessful. he thought she was not going to be able to walk again. >> that is what he thinks drove his brother to take such drastic measures. >> he just wanted to stay with her and to be with her. >> according to his brother, paul warren pardus was not a v
carolina and virginia have declared a state of emergency. maryland's coastal areas are under a hurricane watch, and tonight don harrison is keeping a close eye on earl what's the mood like tonight. >> reporter: it's one of the biggest weekends of the summer there could be 300,000 people here. ocean city is a coastal town they are used to getting storms tropical depressions nor he's terse. there's a lot of sand behind me hopefully ocean city's beach can handle this. there's about 10 miles of beach in ocean city. the lifeguards are spread thin because a lot have gone home or back to school. so vacationers are looking for a little excitement from earl. >> we're not worried about it. we're excited about the hurricane. we don't get any in new york. >> reporter: well some people are excited about this. of course you know the beach gets up here and the surfers like it out here and we have maryland's spokesman their mayor, mayor rick meehan how is ocean city looking for this weekend. >> i think we're looking all things considered pretty good. it looks like the storm is going to pass a couple
, driving rains moving from the carolinas into virginia now. good evening, i'm jim vance. doreen is off this morning. the rain is already battering parts of north carolina as hurricane earl edges even closer to our area. states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. residents are preparing to board up in virginia beach, bracing for a direct hit along the cape in massachusetts. let's get right to our meteorologist doug cameron now. >> great news here continuing to come in from the national hurricane center. earl continues to weaken, just 105 miles an hour, that is now a cat ge category 2 storm. something else, it's a little further offshore, that means the winds are not going to be nearly as devastating as they could have been if the eye of the storm was coming closer to shore. look at this jog it's taken the last couple hours off to the north and east. it will make its way up the coast well o our shore line, but we have along the atlantic beaches, we have that tropical storm warning that is in effect through the day tomorrow. we're going to be watching it closely du
beaches and down into virginia. when you get to north carolina pink shaded counties that's an actual hurricane warning for the carolina counties there to the east. so you can just see we are expecting some very rough weather in that direction. a quick check on the beach forecast the first part of the weekend at least, the most unsettled day will be friday. we'll look early to be very, very close to friday afternoon some gusty winds there in ocean city. and then finally we clear it out saturday. but the surf will be up to 4 to 7 feet by thursday. could be 10-foot to 12-foot waves rolling into the beaches on friday night into saturday. so huge waves possible definitely heed your lifeguard warnings if you're headed beach side. >> be sure to stay with abc 2 news for continuing coverage of hurricane earl. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. a hurricane earl special tracking the path of the storm. special edition of good morning maryland this friday starting at 4:00 a.m. we'll have the latest developments on the storm and its aftermath. you can get the very latest on earl's path on our web site at abc2
for some virginia dmv employees. the agency will be open on monday on the holiday. they are trying to catch up on the backlog of cars licenses but on hold because of a computer -- driver's licenses put on hold because of a computer glitch gov. bob mcdonnell has ordered an independent review of the situation. law enforcement officers in six states are working together this weekend to catch drunk drivers. the effort began yesterday. maryland and virginia state police are among the agencies already in place. we want to return to our top story this friday. hurricane earl is weakening, but the effect is still being felt up and down the east coast. we go back to our meteorologist adam caskey in ocean city, maryland. good to see you again. >> we are on the south end, and this is one location famous for bigger waves. there is a big one coming in. big curlers come around. nobody allowed in the water right now. we could see waves slightly bigger than what we have right now. the worst of the storm is now up until 3:00, 3:30 this afternoon. we're talking steady wind gusts, and at the beach is a little
the virginia-north carolina border. here is the radar monitoring the progress. heavy rain is getting to the outer banks. the center of the storm is simply to the south and east of ocean city where high winds and rough surf and a showery weather is expected. if it takes a turn to the east, we will avoid some tougher whether. >> we will check back with you in a couple of minutes. in addition, you can follow in a hurricane at we also want to let you know, starting tomorrow, we will have live coverage from ocean city as maryland gets ready for earl. after more than seven years of war, president barack obama made the end to the u.s. combat in iraq officials today. obama was quick to point out that this was not a victory speech. >> the president's speech from the oval office last about 15 minutes. thousands watch as he made the monumental announcement, including those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the years since the war began. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. >> as the president made the formal announcement, hundreds of hundreds -- hundreds of thousands of homeless and
, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to work tomorrow, delaware and coastal new jersey and then we take that wind field up into virginia on friday evening. the worst of it is out to sea, but it's still going to put on quite a show in the outer banks and there in cape cod. >> and as you say, 125-mile-per-hour winds is nothing to take lightly. >> there will be damage done from this storm. >> earl's impact expected in north carolina late tonight as we're hearing from bill. thousands are evacuating from the coast, forced to forego their weekend plans as we head i
northeastwards towards the north carolina, virginia border including sounds and always evacuation ordered here for ocracoke and visitors on hatteras island and people here are keeping close eye on the path of the storm. >> i think everybody's concerned. you know, the storm is coming and it's big enough. if it gets a little farther west, hey, we could have some problems. >> it's just another storm. he said 20 years ago it was like that. so maybe we'll get lucky. >> but, tamron, the thing is you don't even need this to make landfall. hurricane force winds stretch out 90 miles from the center and tropical storm extend 200 miles from the center. we could still feel significant impacts. >> we just got a picture of president obama in a briefing with fema administrator craig fugate and they were talking about preparations being made in advance of hurricane earl. so, obviously, this storm is being discussed at the highest level at the white house as a precaution. >> and i actually spoke with craig fugate this morning on "wake up with al" this morning and i was very impress woued wi me. he said all the
supplies. also, virginia coast, also on hurricane watch now, the navy as well getting ready. they are moving a destroyer out to calmer waters right outer loop p trying to get out of earl's way. rob marciano is there for news virginia beach for us now. rob, tell us the best you can tell us about when it might get to where you are and other people are along the coast and are we talking about a direct hit just yet? >> well, that's a possibility. it has been possibility the whole time, t.j. what we have been hoping for really hasn't happened. we have been hoping for more easterly progression of the forecast track. it keeps getting shifted to the west ask that means that north carolina, virginia, and the delmarva, and the northeast haven't been taken out of that forecasting margin of error, cone of uncertainty. it is a possibility to get a direct hit. even if that major hurricane gets within 50 miles of the coastline, or 100 miles of the coastline, that's going to put some hurt on virginia and chesapeake bay area and certainly the outer banks which you mentioned has some evacuati
because of the heat in the region this day. take a look down to the south. state of virginia is now put hurricane watch in effect for their border all the way up to the border of maryland. earl at 5:00 was downgraded to cat 3 storm. winds from 145 to 127 but the computer is positive it's going back to cat 4 as it hits the warm gulf stream. we'll see winds increase again to 140 miles per hour at the 11:00 update. remember everything i'm telling you is from 5:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. we're starting, though, to move the cone of the projected cone of travel a bit offshore. let's take a closer look at this. the grays, the glancing blow is going to be the north carolina the outer banks, if you will. yesterday that yellow wall, i think that red wall, if you will, but kind over the dome. what i'm getting ready to show you is called the spaghetti model. this is really cool. here is earl. what you're saying, we'll go back to that in just a second. what you're seeing right here is all the computer models on one display you can see if they're trending in the same direction. the trend is a bit offshore on
from the outer banks. virginia beach hit hard and maryland area and beaches in delaware seeing the strongest winds. the storm tracks off the coast for the most part. the heaviest winds and rain offshore and the big waves doing the damage along the coast and the pictures you will see. we have hurricane warnings up for areas of cape cod and the hurricane center thinks it's possible to make a direct impact out on the cape. it is looking more unlikely and still a hurricane warning so we have to wait until they drop that, maybe they'll do that at 11:00. as far as the waves go, 23-foot waves right now of virginia beach. that forecast track takes it parallel to the coast today. don't expect a big increase of the winds today in maryland and delaware. jersey area, long island seeing worse today and right off of cape cod later tonight. here's how it looks. as far as the storm goes, the center of the circles where it's located. heaviest of the rains along the jersey shore, new england 2:00 to 4:00 today and then the worst exiting jersey shore about 6:00. racing up the coast for cape cod,
is talking about health care in virginia, hoping to drum up a little support for a new plan six months after he signed it. here is the live picture right now, a backyard discussion in falls church, virginia. let's listen to the president. >> -- somebody who helped to champion the kinds of reforms and patients' rights we'll talk about here today, congressman jim moran is here. thank you so much, jim. [ applause ] and falls church mayor nade nader baruk i was just mentioning baruk means blessings in hebrew, one who is blessed and barack means the same thing so he and i, we're right there. and i know he feels blessed to be the mayor of this wonderful town. you know, when i came into office, obviously we were confronted with an historic crisis, the worst financial crisis since the great depression. we had lost 4 million jobs in the six months before i was sworn in, and we've lost almost 800,000 the month i was sworn in. obviously, the economy has been uppermost on our minds and i had to take a series of steps very quickly to make sure that we prevented the country from going into a second great
. now, any minute we're expecting him to talk about the economy in richmond, virginia. we will have that live when it happens. but true to recent and presidential campaign form, earlier today, he met with a family in des moines before holding another backyard gathering with their neighbors. and he went after the republicans as well as their pledge to america. >> you can't say you want to balance the budget, deal with our deficit, invest in our kids, and have a $700 billion tax cut that affects only 2% of the population. >> these events may be having an impact leading up to the november midterms. look at this. asked which party should control congress, 46% said republican. 43% said democrats. that's a six-point gain for democrats since august. cynthia tucker is with the "atlanta journal and constitution." it's good to see you. >> good afternoon, chris. >> were the rumors of a gop landslide in november premature? >> well, i think those polls were quite early and they -- they highlighted the most engaged voters, the angriest voters, the voters most likely at that point to turn out in t
. it was later in september that year when hurricane isabel took aim at the mid-atlantic. she blasted virginia beach towns before moving inland and weakening to a tropical storm. normally that would be a good thing but not considering the size of the storm. even though it's center was moving across western maryland and pennsylvania, its circulation was pushing water back up the bay causing epic flooding, from annapolis to downtown baltimore. people were wading or paddling just to try to get around. >>> now we want you to know that you can get the latest on earl's path on our website, we're going to have up-to-the-minute forecasts and the latest updates from everyone that earl has an impact. state with abc 2 news throughout the week. we'll have live team coverage starting thursday until after earl has passed us by. >>> in other news tonight, baltimore city police and firefighter unions are sounding the alarm or pension dispute. the unions are holding rallies including one tonight downtown. members say they'll continue to protect baltimore even if city officials, in their words, ha
, chuck. >>> up next, why is a democrat with a 70% job approval rating going negative in the west virginia senator's race? >>> and attention political junkies. do you recognize this ad? well, the players may be different but the candidate behind it hoping it will have the same impact. it's a north carolina senate race. >>> but first, our "washington speak." open source, believe it or not, intelligence officials are not always operating in secret. they often look at open source information. what is it? it's information that is available to the public. like from newspapers or the internet. in the news today, as we told you, the fbi warning that extremists could retall yit against the organizers of saturday's planned koran burning. the fbi says the information is based on open sources. it also means chat rooms, they monitor everything. anyway, if you have "washington speak" to clarify, send us an open source e-mail today. [ animals calling ] ♪ [ pop ] [ man ] ♪ well, we get along ♪ yeah, we really do - ♪ and there's nothing wrong - [ bird squawks ] ♪ with what i feel for you ♪ i c
in virginia today about some important parts of health care reform that kick in tomorrow. >> number one, paul already mentioned, the issue of lifetime limits. that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. number two, pre-existing conditions for children. number three, we are going to make sure that if young people don't have health insurance through their employer, that they can stay on their parents' health insurance up the age of 26. number four, you're going to be able to choose your doctor and not have to go through some network in an emergency situation. >> well, apparently that is not all true. item two, health care could have aren't for children with pre-existing conditions has now hit a snag. some major health insurance companies have chosen to stop selling children-only policies in states like california, illinois, florida and connecticut. is there anything lawmakers can do to fix that snag? congresswoman loretta sanchez, democratic, california, joins us from capitol hill. congresswoman, you know, the biggest selling point to the middle class, it is fair to say, not just t
there is from new jersey shore, maryland shore, a lot of areas of virginia kind of similar. not going to get a lot into the station, a day you don't want to be at the beach but not going to cause a lot of destruction. rate dar, oranges and yellow, where the heaviest rain is most part, all offshore, where the strongest winds are, along the coast at 29, that is a 29-mile-an-hour wind gust. virginia beach in the 40s and 50s, now down to 32678 the worst of the weather will pull off of the north carolina and virginia coast the next couple of hours. the weather will slightly get worse from delaware northwards, long island at the jersey shore. later this afternoon, the heavy rain will move to cape cod, still where we have the hurricane warnings in effect. large waves are now arising out on long island and eventually up let me take you quickly through the winds. the wind are in orange, the tropical storm wind could clip new jersey anding on island at 4:00 this afternoon and move eastern through new england. any damage, any widespread power outage, really the only area a chance of doing that would be
about it. >> we are on vacation, and ruined it. >> north carolina, maryland, and virginia leaders have declared states of emergency. earl is expected to pass off shore but close enough to induce tropical storm force wind late thursday into friday. some hotels and ocean city are rolling storm shutters and officials are calling on drivers to steer clear. >> friday will be a lousy day to be driving around. consider arriving in ocean city after the storm passes. the most have every intention of staying through the weekend, in joining the time off, but others are reconsidering. >> if it comes in and hit us hard, we have to get out of harm's way. >> according to forecasters, the waves are coming in at about 5-7 feet as we speak. 24 hours from now, they could be coming in at 10-13. jay korff, abc 7 news. >> sounds like the worst case scenario could be averted? >>> the worst case would be any direct hit, and that is looking more and more unlikely. if i were heading to the beaches, i would not be changed my plans dramatically right now. but keep informed. ocean city right now, the seas will be
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for and click on the crystal ball and read
evacuation route that could be involved in heavy traffic would be that one across the bridge into virginia and virginia, obviously, is as prepared as we are. we have a great coalition of governors who work together but ordinarily one takes care of one's own state and north carolina, we are ready and prepared for the weather. >>neil: have you talked to president obama? >>guest: i have not spoken to the president myself but let me be very direct about fema, north carolina has had good experiences and bad expenses with fema over the years when we have a hurricane or disaster. the fema office here in north carolina has been on the ground, they have been a full partner since day before yesterday. water, food, supplies, all we can ask for, and the president signed the emergency order last night, so as of today north carolina is getting 75 percent of the costs from the federal government on the front end and that is unusual for storms. we usually have to beg and plead after. i cannot be any happier with the system we have from our local government on up. no wonder my state is called the best prep
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, larry. this is florida. the top of my screen is virginia. so almost all of i-95 south of virginia would be filled up by the size of this hurricane, category 2, so it's 110 miles per hour. it was bigger than that yesterday. it's gone down a little bit. but still, that's still a dangerous storm. hurricane hunter aircraft still flying through the storm right now. it will continue to turn to the right. it will make a run at narangaset. will make a run at nantucket, cape cod. that will be tomorrow night at this time. right now, it's going to do a glancing blow at north carolina. what does glancing really mean? it means that we're going to pile up water along these outer banks and in many spots push that water over the top of those islands. and that could cut the islands in half. happens all the time. it also means they'll probably be water completely over all of those outer banks. that's why they evacuated those islands. that's why they did it yesterday, even though some people got in traffic jams today. larry. >> larry: and it's only september 2nd. and september could be the worst. chad mye
on to richmond, virginia, from here. he was in new mexico and also madison, wisconsin. those were both yesterday. the president just getting started. we'll go back to the president when it's time for quen and answer. that's where we're seeing -- you never know what is going to happen in the q&a. he maukes the familiar comments. you never know what the q&a. one question he god yet was about his christian faith and his answer to that got a lot of attention. you never know in the q&a what's going to happen. but when the questions start up, we're going to monitor. this anything jumps out, we'll take you back there. we'll take you back there live. the president just getting started in des moines, iowa. >>> also live, to the capitol right now. a senate committee is taking a look into the release of the only man convicted in a bombing of that pan am jet over lockerbie, scotland. scottish officials freed that man after a terminal cancer diagnosis. been told that he wouldn't live much longer when released. well now that's 13 months later into this thing. he is still alive and kicking in libya. >>> also,
bash is in sterling, virginia. dana, are we talking about contract with america 2.0 here? >> reporter: in many ways, yes, kyra, the whole theme as you said among house republicans is to try to convince voters just six weeks before the election that they do have some plans to actually run the government. however, just look at where i am and the images of people remembering in 1994, how different it is. the last thing in the world that republicans wanted to do would be to stand on the steps of the capitol as they did back then representing everything that some of the people that they're really trying to get can't stand. that's why we are here at a small business. that's the emphasis today. the whole question of whether or not anything is different in here, we see a lot of what we have heard. the fact that they want to trim spending, the fact to make tax cuts permanent, the fact to repeal the president's health care plan and there are some small pieces in here that i think are interesting and i should show our viewers and clearly bones, if you will, to tea party voters trying to placate.
, for the east coast of the u.s., from north carolina to the north carolina-virginia border, also, the watch, hurricane watch, now extending from the north carolina-versus border northward to cape henlepin, hope i said that right, i apologize if i haven't, 125 miles per hour sustained winds, a category three storm, moving northwest at 17 miles per hour. we're going to start to feel hurricane-force winds, possibly, along the mid atlantic coast within the next 36 hours. the other piece of information we have here, see this right here? yep, tropical depression number nine, and it will probably become gaton. still watching fiona as well, right on the heels of this storm, earl, hurricane earl. you can see we're starting to see that well defined eye. still a possibility this could become a category four within the next several hours, it still has a lot of warm -- a lot of warm water to travel on. you know what, this is not the latest path, because the winds have not been upgraded yet but we will get that to you. category three storm, as we head through thursday and friday, coming very close to the
and virginia beach get the worst of it. rapidly goes up to cape cod. that's also out there in block islands through the islands. this storm is going to miss the united states. even on a weak back side we could see winds of 100 miles per hour. that's not exactly weak. we will see damage. >> nothing to sneeze at, indeed. bill karins, thank you so much. ron mott, thank you. i know you'll be at your post throughout. coming up next, is israel's prime minister going to extend his moratorium? that's a big issue. later we hear from one of president abbas' members. >>> plus which three em battled senators could decide who wins the senate? catching up over wood-grilled shrimp and chicken. and with lunches starting at just $6.99... it's an hour you wouldn't trade for anything. ♪ now the healing power of touch just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving heat patch activates sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals for deep penetrating relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. how's it work?
last weekend in ocean city and frankly from virginia beach up to long island sound because of rip currents. we have to keep in mind this is the second largest weekend of the year from folks going to coastal resort, once the storm clears out it's going to clear up. this is something that has to be watched through the weekends, something that is being started right now by earl. more coming up shortly, jes back to you. >>> hurricane earl continues to make its way up the east coast hammering some areas. check out this scene. powerful gusts and driving rains churned over the outer banks as thousands of people were forced to evacuate ahead of the now category 2 storm. federal state and local authorities were waiting for daylight to begin patrolling the north carolina coast to check for any damage. and now the storm is inching its way closer to the coast. that's where we have adam may joining us live this morning. good morning again, adam. >> good morning, jessica. good morning everyone at home. yes, as bernadette was talking about, the winds are starting to pick up here. that ear defini
warnings for all of eastern north carolina and tropical storm warnings from virginia to long island. later today, hurricane warnings will sh issued for cape cod. a look at a powerful storm. you can clearly see the eye of the storm and weaken from here on out but it's already too strong so if it weakens from a 4 to a 3 that can still do a lot of destruction on the outer banks. it's traveling 50 to a hundred miles parallel to the east coast. if this had been 50 miles west of this this on would have been one of the historic and damaging hurricanes ever. it's a little off the coast and still do damage. tomorrow morning, during the morning rush hour into the noon hour, the strongest winds will be virginia beach, maryland, delaware coast up through the jersey shore. by friday afternoon the tropical storm force winds are about from new york city all the way out through long island including connecticut, long island and the cape. the hurricane force winds should arrive on cape cod come tomorrow evening by 9:00 or 10:00. they may even do evacuations on the outer cape maybe from orleans to province
, this was just put on. it is a coastal flood statement that is in effect for the maryland and virginia beaches. delaware beaches, not even a part of this. at this point. but it is for the heavy swells, the very strong current. and the rip tides that we have been talking about. as earl makes his exit up to the northeast and across nova scotia and into canada. we're looking at a front that has generated thoarnlts. that -- thunderstorms. that front is going to wipe away this humidity out here. we're going to see temperatures noticeably lower, along with dew points. it's going to be a delightful weekend ahead. bob will have the updated forecast just ahead. >>> hurricane earl is now headed for eastern massachusetts. residents have been asking to leave low-lying areas as the storm takes aim. randall pinkston has the preparations on cape cod. >> reporter: cape cod residents are making final preparations to ride out the storm. as the weakened earl churns toward eastern massachusetts. cory meters and his -- metters and his father spent the day boarding up the shop. >> living in new england, the weather
. thursday night north carolina, virginia. friday morning it hits new jersey and then by friday night it heads up on to cape cod. that's kind of the timeline of the storm. not going to hurt anybody saturday, sunday or monday. friday event ain't will all start down in there carolinas. >>> just imagine the traffic jams as people try to get ahead of the storm. >> wait until saturday. >> exactly. wait until saturday. thank you for the weather and traffic advice. >>> now to iraq. america's combat role has ended. operation new dawn begins. this morning's ceremony inside one of saddam's old palaces part of camp victory was the official hand jomp as u.s. forces stepped back into a supporting and training role. >> ending this war is not only in iraq's interest, it's in our own. the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. through this remarkable chapter and the history of the united states and iraq, we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. >> william cohen served as defense secretary under president bill clinton and is n
canceled some services to richmond, virginia and washington, d.c. ferry operators ares about warning customers that there could be service interruptions there, so certainly if you're planning to travel by train or ferry, you want to check ahead before you get to the stations, at the top of the hour, we'll have the latest forecast on the storm, plus a look at how the federal government is responding. alex witt talks to the director of fema. >>> sometimes when covering events like a hurricane, we just see the darnest thing, like this scene from kill devil hills, north carolina, a guy in a gorilla suit, carrying a surf board, i thought it seemed like a drowning waiting to happen, but apparently nobody saw him actually get into the water, just jogging past the camera to get a little attention, and it worked. >>> a maryland man managed to catch an 8-foot long shark. willie dean, the guy who captured the fish was actually trying to get a stingray. this is a bull shark. national geographic says it's one of the most dangerous sharks in the world, and here a guy that's got his mouth pulled op
elections now just 60 days away. the historically 98% accurate university of virginia center for politics is now forecasting as many as 47 seats in the house could go from blue to red in november. republicans only need 39 to gain control. it says 8 to 9, possibly even ten senate seats will go to the gop. they need ten to gain control. up to 8 governor's races will go to the republicans, that is up from six a couple months ago. joe trippi is the former campaign manager for howard dean and a fox news contributor. joe your thoughts on those numbers from larry sabadeau. he cheers for no one, he says he is nonpartisan. he has a 98% accuracy race in calling races and he's predicting bad rates for democrats when it comes to november. your thoughts on it, joe. all right doesn't appear that joe can hear me. we are going to work on that ha audio because the interview works so much better when the guest can actually hear the anchor. i could sit here and pontificate myself all day long but who wants to listen to that. do we have joe? it's just d.c. it's in the fox news family. you'd think we would be
to touch us, and within three hours it's right on >> reporter: north carolina, virginia, and maryland are all under states of emergency. fema is already shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. cape cod is also in the path of earl and home to 500,000 summer residents. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have evacuation plans ready to go if the evacuation orders are called for. >> reporter: the last time a hurricane posed such a threat to the east coast was in 1991, when hurricane bob caused an estimated $620 million in damage. t.j. winick, abc news, pine knoll shores, north carolina. >>> now to the path of hurricane earl, which is something much of the east coast is keeping a very close eye on. >> no doubt about that. accuweather's ava dinges is tracking the storm for us. good morning, ava. >> good morning, mike and rob. hurricane earl the first hurricane of the 2010 season to impact the east coast, right now a major hurricane as it continues to increase
on thursday. there's going to be an a event at a lumberyard in su suburban virginia. we understand john boehner is going to roll out several things aimed as job creation, cutting government spending, repealing or fighting back against the health care bill, that's very popular, and this is going to be different than 1994's contract with america. this is not going to have a big signing ceremony, and it is actually expected to have double the items that that 1994 contract had, jon. jon: are social conservatives going to go along with this? >> reporter: well, we'll see. you know, this weekend they had the big values voters summit here in washington, and they took a poll within that group, very conservative group, about what they wanted to see. this is how they listed their priorities. number one, still at the top of their list is the issue of abortion followed by government spending, repealing the health care bill, protecting religious liberty and then national security. so you can see there is some overlap with what we expect on thursday. at least one gop congressman has said publicly he h
's moving up to the north to virginia, merchandise, and all the way up into the northeast later today. welcome to willie -- can i call it morning willie at this point? >> yeah. you've been here so long. >> joe and mika have one more day off. heading into the weekend, luckily, chris jansing is here to save us. >> as good as you get? sorry about that! >> we have a great panel with us. andrew ross sorkin. mike crowley is here from "time" magazine and joining us political reporter bob costa. aever also from washington, d.c., sam stein. the average age on the set right now, 17 years old. >> they asked where are the grown-ups. i'm it. >> we have a lot to talk about this morning but the headline, chris, hurricane earl. >> what a mess is out out there. hurricane earl is racing up the east coast after lashing eastern north carolina with severe rain and powerful winds this morning. for more on how the northeast is preparing for the storm we turn to the weather channel's julie martin who is in ocean city, maryland. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, we're next here at ocean city, m.d. i
that many had feared. north carolina governor bev purdue said her state dodged a bullet. virginia and maryland feeling the effects of earl. new york's eastern long island and massachusetts and cape cod in its sights. earl remains a powerful category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 miles an hour. >> turning to politics now. arizona governor jan brewer calls it the longest 16 seconds of her life. if you haven't seen it, when you do you will understand what she is talking about. a televised debate that happened earlier in the woke. the governor delivered her opening statement. she was at an uncomfortable loss for words. here is a look. >> i have done so much and i just cannot believe that we have changed everything since i have become your governor in the last 600 days. arizona has been brought back from its abyss. we have cut the budget. we have balanced the budget. and we are moving forward. we have done everything that we could possibly do. we have -- did what was right for arizona. >> there was a lot more to the story than just the awkward silence there. christina boomer
and now gaston, who did a lot of damage around richmond, virginia, six years ago. remember, they do recycle the names. it's not a new name every year. if it's not a damaging storm that caused a lot of damage and a lot of deaths, they reuse the name rather than retire it. earl may be one of the things we have to get rid of. east storm rather large. wind gust. for a while, we had a plane flying through it, hurricane hunter aircrafts flew through it, put down basically a weather balloon, though it wasn't a balloon. it was on a parachute. it's already in the sky. it found a wind gust of 199 miles per hour. not at surface. a couple thousand feet up, but it still counts. it's still a wind gust. as this storm continues, trying to turn away from the shore -- boy, we sure hope that happens in the overnight hours. the 5:00 update has it overshore, 11:00 update will be coming on soon. you can always go to for the very latest. >> we have a text 360 question from washington. what's your advice to people who plan to vacation to the east coast for the coming weekend? should they
in northern virginia which seems obvious there, speak to small business, find out what you need, find out how you can help them. what i have not seen and what i've read so far is appealing to social issues. have they been sidelined in 2010? >> they've not been sidelined. social issues are always important in the political process. i think it's safe to say when you ask voters today, top of mind response, what's the most pressing issue facing the country today, they'll say jobs and the economy, probably followed closely by debt and excessive federal spending. but i think one of the things that's been clear from this document, from what we've seen of it, and it's not all out there obviously, but from what i understand, that the focus will be on jobs, economy, national issues, and it's not a full two-year governing document, it's to say here's what we're going to do when we first get control because these are priorities, and i think you have to prioritize the most important function for the majority is scheduling on the floor of the house what bills you're going to bring and what republicans are
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